Home is where the win is (needed)

With Non-League Day arriving, Tuffley Rovers will host Hereford Lads Club in a 3pm kick-off this Saturday, knowing that they need to find a first home league win since 20 December if they are to increase their chances of avoiding relegation from the Hellenic League Premier Division.

Rovers’ recent away form has been much improved, with wins away at Westfields and Bradford Town in the last six league games supplemented by a draw against Lydney Town, but there home form has been less spectacular with two points from three games, as they drew against Wantage Town and Thornbury Town, whilst losing their last home outing when they hosted Mangotsfield United.

A midweek defeat at Lydney Town ended Rovers’ hopes of silverware this season, as they exited the GFA Challenge Trophy at the semi-final stage, courtesy of a 2-1 loss. However, Rovers go into the weekend looking to continue a good run of league form, albeit at a home venue that has proved a difficult place for them to gather points during the current season, meaning they have slipped to the bottom of the Premier Division table.

If they can find that elusive win, and other results go their way, it is possible that Neil Mustoe’s side could end the day outside the relegation places, which would be a great way to end Non-League Day.

The official match-day programme is now available online.